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CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
in the city. legendary lawman bill bratton will become a consultant for the oakland police department. he helped reduce violent crime when headed up the new york and l.a. pds but some residents aren't sure a new consultant is a good solution to the city of oakland. the oakland city council by the way votes next month on the plan to hire bratton. it's going to cost $250,000 to use him as a consultant. >>> a milestone today for san francisco's muni. the public transit system is turning 100 years old and there's a celebration designed to benefit everyone. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco to give us some history. >> reporter: 100 years ago the first muni line started running from geary to 33rd avenue. today, muni railway serves about 200 million passengers a year. it has a network of 63 bus routes a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. but before muni even existed, the city's public transit system involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate, service on all muni services including the cable car line will be free starting right now until 5 a.m. tomorr
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
of the levee that protects the gardens neighborhood. the california conservation corps joined city crews inputting bags in place to prevent flooding. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through the levee. >> we have to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so he is ready to let it go. move on. >> there's still one home that's vacant because water got into some electrical outlets. >>> east palo alto is work on a long-term fix that will include the croak's capacity to carry water. and we're seeing much more snow in the sierra and how. the california department of water resources reports that snow levels now are at 140% of average. last year they were like just 30 percent of average. while not everybody at this time felt like fighting traffic and chain controls to get up there plenty of bay area residents wanted to see a white christmas. and they did. some families decided to head out after opening presents and to play in the first snow they found. so let's get an update. >>> isn't it fun to play in the snow? >> uhm, yeah... [ laughter ] >> for the kids. >> elizabeth
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
county and city officials are concerned about the potential impact on health and welfare programs. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setback. >> my lab will have to shut down research projects that we know would -- could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the nih tells us because of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was perhapsed to researchers -- promised to researchers will be the standard at least for now and the threat of the cut raised alarms. >> some of the cuts -- >> reporter: at j
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
for a city of its size up 12.5% from last year. >>> the numbers of drunk driving arrests and of fatal accidents are down this holiday weekend compared to last year. the chp reports on the first two days of the new year's weekend. the chp made 723 drunk driving arrests since friday night across the state, more than 200 fewer than last year. accidents killed nine people in california down from 12 in the sam period a year ago. local transit agencies are offering an alternative to driving tonight. caltrain will offer free rides after 11:00 tonight for passengers riding south from san francisco. muni will offer free rides from 8 p.m. until 6:00 toll morning. in san jose, in silicon valley, all vta bus and light rain will be free between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. bart will extend its service until 3 a.m. but no free rides on bart. >>> just beautiful. i always love watching that. the new year has just arrived. this is in sydney, australia. video from just a few minutes ago, you can see the celebration featured a fireworks display over the harbor bridge and opera house. the party now continues moving
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
. 53 vallej. 55 redwood city. 51 pacifica. over the next several days a quick dry break because friday into saturday once again things unsettled and then it looks like we are in for a nice dry stretch sunday straight through new year's day before once again a chance of rain comes on wednesday. >>> let's show you what's going on on the roads. a lot of folks have the week off. this is a live look in the dublin interchange 16 minutes the drive time between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. elsewhere to our maps, they just did some lane changes across the golden gate bridge so now more lanes are open towards san francisco doyle drive. looking good across the span. 880 and 237, so far traffic moving at the limit. we are hoping for later volume once again today. this is a live look at 880 heading toward oakland airport. no delay from the maze all the way down towards hayward. and the south bay these are all live drive time sensors the guadalupe parkway 280, so far, so good. and once again mass transit on a normal weekday schedule today and no delays. that is traffic and weather.
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